The aim of Noise Road is to write about the experience of seeing great bands in as many different places around the world as possible. 

With my descriptions of the sounds and travels, I want to entertain and inform.  So even if you don’t love the band I’m reviewing, I want people to be interested to read about the experience of the city and the gig.  You may not be as big an Isis fan as I am, but you may be amused at my struggles through the red light district and kebab shops to get to their show in Belgium.

I also want to inform people of anything interesting that happened during the gig. Is the band in good form?  What kind of set are they playing at the moment?  When they next come to my town is it worth catching them?

The idea first came together when on to the way to Eastern Europe at the end of 2008, I was lucky enough to catch the Mike Patton and Melvins curated ATP festival in Minehead, England.

Then in May 2009, my employer in Australia sent me to Spain for 2 months.  So I had the opportunity to do plenty of weekend travelling through Spain and Portugal – including a mission to the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona.

Being a bit of a story teller, I couldn’t resist sending the electronic mails back home to my mates about the gigs and the travelling.

So I started to think, how cool would it be to see Meshuggah in Sweden?  The Hold Steady in the twin cities?  The Wacken Open Air Festival?  And I don’t know…  anyone in Latvia?

My long service pay out came up.  My UK visa papers came through…  And here we are. 

Join me on the Noise Road, won’t you?

One Response to “About”

  1. Awesome stuff moods. Should publish once you get back a’la Kevin Smith – http://silentbobspeaks.com/

    I can see it as a great coffee table book, or, you know, a book guys take to the dunny at the Cranker.

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